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FILE - In this file photo taken Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, Palestinian children wash their faces for the preparation of the Friday prayers as they stand among the ruins and the fallen minaret of the Al-Sousi mosque that was destroyed in an Israeli strike at Shati refugee camp in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip. Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending fighting in the Gaza Strip, causing a high death toll. He told Palestine TV in remarks broadcast Friday, Aug. 29, that "it was possible for us to avoid all of that, 2,000 martyrs, 10,000 injured, 50,000 houses (damaged or destroyed)." (AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)
Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged warPalestinian president accuses Hamas of needlessly extending Gaza war
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Vikings WR Simpson gets 3-game suspension by NFLAppeal denied, Vikings WR Jerome Simpson gets 3-game ban from NFL for substance abuse
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FILE In this Aug. 20, 2014 file photo taken with a long exposure, protesters march in the street as lightning flashes in the distance in Ferguson, Mo. On Aug. 9, a white police officer fatally shot unarmed Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, in the St. Louis suburb. Rappers, like Talib Kweli, J. Coyle, and Lauryn Hill and others, are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Mike Brown’s death, channeling hip-hop’s earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael BrownHip-hop moves as strong force for Ferguson and Michael Brown on the ground and in song
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Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill (7) looks to pass against South Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
Manziel willing to share nickname with A&M's Hill'Football' family: Johnny Manziel proud of Texas A&M's Kenny Hill after record performance
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FILE - This July 15, 2013 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. European and Asian stock markets were subdued Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, after data showed Japan's economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike and that inflation in the eurozone slipped again, a sign the recovery remains weak. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Stock market edges higher in midday tradingStocks edge higher in quiet trading ahead of US holiday; Avago soars on earnings
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Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Tomasz Sikorski arrives holding a basket of apples to protest against Russia's ban on food imports, during an informal meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Ministers, in Milan, Italy, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. European Union foreign ministers on Friday were set to weigh adopting a tougher stance on the Ukraine crisis amid increasing calls to beef up economic sanctions against Russia. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
EU ministers call for new sanctions against RussiaEU foreign ministers seek new sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine
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Liberian health workers carry the body of a man that they believe died from the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.  The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday. A new plan released by the U.N. health agency to stop Ebola also assumes that the actual number of cases in many hard-hit areas may be two to four times higher than currently reported.(AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak acceleratesSenegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola, underscoring W Africa outbreak is not under control
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Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logoHershey takes wraps off new corporate logo, giving it a kiss
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, file photo, Hollywood actress and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Ambassador Angelina Jolie, left, and actor Brad Pitt, right, are escorted by unidentified UNHCR officials towards a helicopter in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan, after seeing an earthquake-affected area. Jolie and Pitt were married Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in France, according to a spokesman for the couple. (AP Photo/Roshan Mughal, File)
UN says Syria refugees top 3 million markUN: The number of refugees from Syria tops 3 million, up by 1 million from a year ago
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  • Acting Like Champions as We Celebrate Labor Day

    In celebration of the Labor Day weekend, I am providing some insight for Americans to continue our volunteer efforts where we can have direct impact on supporting the local community living in need. Patch.com, Wed, Aug 27 2014 @ 01:31 PM
  • Virginia state academic tests show stagnant scores on reading, writing

    Virginia students saw modest gains on state-mandated math tests while scores on reading and writing exams stagnated, according to state results released Tuesday. The Washington Post, Wed, Aug 27 2014 @ 11:47 AM
  • Loudoun County animal watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. The Washington Post, Wed, Aug 27 2014 @ 10:27 AM
  • Life dreams on the Leesburg stage

    Drew Clyde opened Headway, an inter-denominational church, at the Tally Ho Theatre in Leesburg. Loudoun Times, Wed, Aug 27 2014 @ 07:20 AM
  • Man charged in Sterling stabbing

    A man who was stabbed in Sterling by several males says the attack may have been gang-related, according to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Police: Man charged in Sterling stabbing A man who was stabbed in Sterling by several males says the attack may have been gang-related, according to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Check out this story on ... (more) WUSA-TV Washington, Tue, Aug 26 2014 @ 05:11 PM
  • No charges against Va. deputy who shot daughter

    Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a Virginia deputy sheriff who shot his 16-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Aug 22 2014 @ 08:21 PM
  • Blue Ridge Hospice Opens New Leesburg Office in Cornwall Medical Pavilion

    Blue Ridge Hospice, a not-for-profit hospice serving Loudoun and eight surrounding counties, will celebrate their new Leesburg office with a public open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Patch.com, Tue, Aug 26 2014 @ 06:59 PM
  • Sterling man convicted of rape; faces 15 years in prison

    Geovanni Amilcar Benitez-Giron A Sterling man was convicted Aug. 21 of rape following a two-day jury trial in Loudoun County Circuit Court. Loudoun Times, Tue, Aug 26 2014 @ 01:58 PM
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